Vidal’s Barcelona put strain with tight victory towards Espanyol


Barcelona defeated by the minimal rely to Spanish and put strain on Actual Madrid, within the battle for the title. As well as, the culé forged despatched their basic rival down, which remained within the high flight because the 1994-1995 season.

Within the leaderboard, the Barça reached 76 factors, one lower than Actual Madrid, who performs this Friday towards Alavés at dwelling, of their assembly on the date 35.

Arturo vidal appeared on the scene within the 71st minute, coming into by the French Antoine Griezmann. The ‘King’ touched the ball 17 instances and had a precision share of 94.1%. He dedicated a foul and blocked a shot.

The primary half was very closed, with an Espanyol who defended himself with tooth and molars. Barcelona had virtually no clear alternatives and the coach Quique Setién needed to alter the scenario with the revenue of Ansu fati by Semedo after the break.

Nevertheless, the younger Barcelona striker was despatched off, after simply 5 minutes on the sphere, by a powerful deal with towards Fernando Calero. Espanyol suffered the identical destiny 180 seconds later, when the choose expelled Pol Lozano.

Within the ten towards ten, the areas have been opened and Barça managed to open the account. At 56 ‘, a shot by Lionel Messi was blocked by the protection and appeared Luis Suarez, together with his typical opportunism, to attain with a proper hand. That was sufficient to have fun, put strain on Actual Madrid and ship Espanyol down.


Ansu fati (45 ‘, Nelson Semedo), Darder (65′, Calero), Vidal (70′, Griezmann), Campuzano (73 ‘, Embarba), Braithwaite (81 ‘, Luis Suárez), Wu Lei (85 ‘, Marc Roca), Ronald Araújo (91′, Rakitic)


1-0, 55′: Luis Suarez

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Referee: José Luis Munuera Montero
VAR Referee: Pablo González Fuertes
Tomás (45 ‘, Yellow) Ansu fati (49 ‘, Roja) Pol Lozano (52 ‘, Roja) David Lopez (93 ‘, Yellow

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